Wednesday, February 28

Month: March 2023

Hospitality leadership at Desert Vista plans to reopen catering branch in October
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Hospitality leadership at Desert Vista plans to reopen catering branch in October

By QUENTIN AGNELLOPima Post It is no secret that the Desert Vista Campus is well known for its Culinary Arts and Hospitality program. However, the recent renovations to the campus’ kitchen and dining area have left the program unable to take orders or host catering events. This is set to change in the Fall, according to Jewel J. Mideau, academic director of hospitality leadership.  Starting Oct. 21, the student-run service will resume catering operations with an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, including brioche french toast, traditional scrambled eggs, barbacoa lunch buffet and a taco bar. Jerome Camacho, 40, and Shelby McFarlane, 29, are full-time chefs in the Culinary Arts program. They said that the catering options will be limited to staff events for now, but t...
Brief: PCC tax forms distributed, what to do if you don’t have yours
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Brief: PCC tax forms distributed, what to do if you don’t have yours

An illustration of the W-2 and 1095-C tax documents sent out by Pima Community College. Pima Post Editorial Team According to @Pima News, "Pima Community College mailed W-2 and 1095-C tax forms via the U.S. Postal Service, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, respectively. "Any employee who needs a copy may access them on MyPima. Login to MyPima > @Work page, scroll down to the 'Banner Online' box on the lower left side of the page. Select the Employee folder and Tax Forms. From the drop-down menu, find the needed tax form and the year, then select 'Display.' To print, choose 'Printable version' at the bottom left of the form." Questions or concerns should be directed to the Employee Service Center. The ESC can be reached by phone or email, at 520-206-4945 or [email protected].
Pima student named for All-U.S.A. Academic Team also gets a $25K Scholarship
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Pima student named for All-U.S.A. Academic Team also gets a $25K Scholarship

Kira Okuma is acknowldged for her success after being named to the All-US and All-Arizona academic teams. (Photos courtesy PCC Community Relations.)Kira Okuma (Photos courtesy PCC Community Relations.) By QUENTIN S. AGNELLOPima Post One Pima Community College student has proven her academic skill, compassion and determination.  Kira Okuma, 25, has not only been chosen to be a part of the All-U.S. Academic Team. She has also been named one of the seven students to be in the All-Arizona Academic Team. Through this, they have been each rewarded with a scholarship worth $25k. “After shaking off the shock, I felt gratitude for every moment of kindness,” Okuma said in a recent e-mail. Only seven students are chosen to receive this award, and only 20 students in the nation...
Royal pain in the brain: The Royal Ransomware attack and the current state of cyber warfare
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Royal pain in the brain: The Royal Ransomware attack and the current state of cyber warfare

By QUENTIN AGNELLOPima Post In our modern age of computer technologies, hacking and malicious software have become commonplace.  Much like bacteria and viruses in real life, humans have developed suitable countermeasures over time. However, how do you quarantine a malicious virus that is being piloted by a person?  That is the question I have asked since the Ransomware attack on the Tucson Unified School District that took place Jan. 30. According to KOLD News 13, TUSD consulted a professional after receiving a ransom letter on printers and copiers district-wide. Based on the style, IT experts were able to determine the source code of the malicious software, Royal Ransomware, which belongs to a group previously known as DEV-0569. Similar to Anonymous, it is a loosely...
Pima College pathways for future paralegals
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Pima College pathways for future paralegals

Sarah Jenista (left), Professor Lynnae Thandiwe (middle), Sydney DeZinno (right)Nathan AngelesSydney DeZinnoSarah Jenista What: Legal Service Assistance DayWhen: 10 a.m. to noon March 14Where: Amethyst Room, PCC Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave. By JENNIFER LANEPima Post Sydney DeZinno, who is studying law in the Paralegal Program at Pima Community College, wants to work in criminal defense.  Growing up in south Florida, local media and neighborhood chatter teased with near-endless information about big criminal cases. Details behind the wrongdoings of notorious criminals such as Casey Anthony and Ted Bundy were easily accessible thanks to the Sunshine Law; a Florida law that provides open access to public records.  Under Florida law, DeZinno could teach herself...
An NBA, Western Conference check-in: the 2nd quarter of the season
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An NBA, Western Conference check-in: the 2nd quarter of the season

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post We're in the midst of the second quarter of the NBA season. The trade deadline and the All-Star break came and went, yet everything remains the same around the league. Kinda. The top 10 teams are who we expected them to be, with the surprising addition of the Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks into the mix. The Brooklyn Nets are about to drop out of that group, and a suddenly feisty LA Clippers team will replace them. Out of that top 10, the top five of each conference make up the top teams in net rating — and those teams are the contenders to win the championship. However, the Phoenix Suns are about to surge in the net rating rankings. They were the surprise team who made a trade that reinvented their roster and changed the trajectory o...
An NBA check-in: the 2nd quarter of the season in the Eastern Conference
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An NBA check-in: the 2nd quarter of the season in the Eastern Conference

(Illustration by Javier Dosamantes) By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post Whatever happens in the Western Conference might ultimately end up not mattering because the two contenders in the East — the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks — look and play the part of a championship basketball team. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are fronting the Celtics' revenge tour. They're currently residing at their apex mountain, playing the best basketball they've played in their young careers.  Their team plays almost perfect basketball, the Celtics are nine-player rotation deep and with the least amount of questions about who they are and who they'll be in the playoffs. Giannis Antetokounmpo has become the personification of “a man on a mission” and has turned into the basketball equival...
Pima offers students solutions to help in combating stress
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Pima offers students solutions to help in combating stress

PCC Academic Success Counselors Todd Slaney, M.Ed. and Erika Elias M.Ed. offer resources and support to help students find success. (Photos courtesy Pima Community College.) By JENNIFER LANEPima Post Life is full of curveballs.  When students juggle too many balls, they can be hard to catch or even dodge. If you are going to school and work, going to school and raising a family or doing all three at once, your hands may be full.  Pima Community College caters to the non-traditional student and offers resources to help students reach their academic goals. For example, counselors and advisers can work with students who struggle to complete classes needed for their degree or certificate. A counselor can help a student figure out how to organize time spent on what...